Women Empowerment and Child Protection Minister Yohana Yembise has attended the 2018 Fijian Women’s National Exhibition during her visit to the Fijian Republic.
Yembise’s visit to Fiji was in the framework of strengthening cooperation relations between the two countries in the field of women`s empowerment and child protection.
"I am proud and happy to be in Fiji to new relations, and to attend the exhibition that has managed to bring together hundreds of Fijian women to showcase their products and demonstrate their expertise," the minister remarked in a press statement made available to Antara in Jakarta on Saturday.
As a follow up of the cooperation between the two countries, Yembise said she would invite Fijian delegation to attend a gender workshop and climate change.
During the workshop, there will be a group discussion, focused on on the making of module material for activator of gender responsive planning and budgeting in Indonesia.
The women empowerment and child protection minister remarked that women are still often hampered in fulfilling their potential in various sectors including in the economic field. In addition, there are many discriminatory and gender inequalities experienced by women.
"Therefore, there needs to be encouragement of support from many parties for women, that is by realizing gender equality and women empowerment, as one of the 17 goals of Sustainable Development Objectives to achieve the development target by 2030," she said.
Fijian Women`s National Exhibition 2018 presented 340 women craftsmen from Fiji and surrounding areas to exhibit handicrafts such as webbing, accessories, and coconut oil.
In addition to attending the exhibition, Yembise also visited training centers for women from vulnerable groups, such as female headed households, as well as women with low economic and education. (ANTARA)